Friday, March 1, 2013

Butternut Squash and Payar Erissery




Mommy's special! 

Ingredients: 

1. Butternut squash (Pumpkin could be used instead) - 1/2 chopped into cubes
2. Payar (Brown beans or Red chori) - 1 cup
3. Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
4. Red chilli powder - 1 tsp 
5. Turmeric - 1/2 tsp 
6. Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
7. Pearl onions - 5-6 
8. Dry red chillies - 3-4
9. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp 
10. Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Preparation: 

1. Soak the beans in water for 4-5 hours and cook it with turmeric, red chilli powder and salt. Pressure cooking would be ideal. 
2. Add the chopped butternut squash and let cook until it is cooked and mashed. 
3. Meanwhile grind the coconut, cumin and pearl onions. 
4. Add this to the cooked beans and butternut squash. 
5. Let it cook on low heat for about 5 minutes. 
6. In another pan, splutter mustard seeds, red chillies and curry leaves and add to the curry. 
7. Serve with warm rice. 

Enjoy! :D 


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